Shirley Kaneda

June 1, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Artist, professor, and writer Shirley Kaneda is known for her abstract oil paintings. The post-modernist paintings created by Kaneda evoke emotion through color and shape. Born in 1951 in Tokyo, Japan to Korean parents, Kaneda spoke English, Japanese, and Korean growing up. Kaneda moved from Japan to the United States in 1970 and attended


Josef Albers

March 11, 2011 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

                  Artist Josef Albers was a designer, photographer, typographer printmaker and a poet. This German-born American artist formed the basis of some of the most influential and far-reaching art education programs in the 20th century. Born in 1888 in Germany, Albers taught as a school teacher for


William Kentridge

September 20, 2010 by Liliana Leopardi, Ph.D | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  In nearly three decades of work, South African artist William Kentridge has created works of such powerful social and political import that he may justly be considered one of the most important artists alive today. In this delicate lithograph of a sensual nude, the artist wittily references a tradition of female reclining


Patrick Wilson

June 1, 2010 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  “The key value of abstraction to me is its openness. The best abstraction isn’t didactic, it’s experiential.” — Patrick Wilson, excerpted from the Color Space exhibition essay by Sarah Bancroft, published by Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, 2011. Wilson’s painting, Red Emperor, was featured in an exhibition titled, Color Space, at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe in New York


Victor Hugo Zayas

March 1, 2010 by Hannah Brockway | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

            Sculptor and painter Victor Hugo Zayas is known for his work that balances on the line between realism and expressionism. His expressionistic style displays influence from the impressionist movement while


John Baldessari

October 2, 2009 by Karlie Harstad | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  California born, raised, and educated, John Baldessari has become one the world’s most recognized contemporary artists. Born in National City, Baldessari began his undergraduate work at San Diego State College and continued his graduate work at Otis Art Institute and other institutions such as the Chouinard Art Institute and the University of California at


Billy Al Bengston

July 7, 2009 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Born in Dodge City, Kansas, in the 1930’s, Billy Al Bengston moved to Los Angeles in 1948. Begston attended Manual Arts High School where he developed an interest in ceramics. He became an avid surfer and while working as a lifeguard, he befriended fellow surfer (and later artist) Kenneth Price. At the California College


Richard Serra

January 1, 2008 by Karlie Harstad | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    San Francisco-born artist Richard Serra worked in local steel mills during his college years for extra money. This experience along with his Minimalist tendencies have lead him to be famously known for his monumental sculptures that push and question the boundaries of industrial mediums. From rubber belts with neon tubes to splashing molten


Jay Sagen

January 1, 2008 by Karlie Harstad | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

  Local Coastline Community College gallery curator Jay Sagen pulls his influence from abstract expressionists in the San Francisco bay area. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1972, Sagen began working in galleries and began his prolific career as both an artist and curator. Sagen


Bruce Nauman

May 1, 2006 by Karlie Harstad | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

    Bruce Nauman was born in Indiana in 1941 and received his B.F.A. from University of California, Davis. Working across mediums including sculpture, film, performance and printmaking, Nauman calls upon daily activities and everyday materials. With over 26 solo exhibitions and countless group exhibitions to his name, Bruce Nauman’s artistic influence

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